Bachelor Pad, "Week 2": double ick

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Review: Bachelor Pad, "Week 2"
I had high hopes for this show, but after two episodes, I'm ready to call it quits. Actually, make that one and a half episodes, because I ended up fast-forwarding through this episode. In case you don't already know, the premise for this show is that they've taken all of the memorable contestants -- and some not so memorable ones -- from past seasons of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette and thrown them all together in a house. Then every episode one man and one woman are voted out, Survivor-style, until one person is left.

Unfortunately, just like Survivor, the contestants have to complete tasks to win immunity for each episode. In Episode 1, there was a giant Twister game, which was kind of amusing in a let's-watch-a-bunch-of-giggly-flirty-people-play-twister-in-swimsuits kind of way. But in Episode 2, there was a pie-eating contest. You read that right, a pie-eating contest. There is nothing sexy about a pie-eating contest. Still, I thought, "Okay, this might be mildly amusing." Boy, was I wrong. The pie-eating contest turned into a puke-fest. Bikini-clad girls were vomiting left and right and the cameras didn't miss a minute of it. Ick! One contestant supposedly vomited a little into her pie and then continued eating. Double ick! Finally, I just couldn't watch it anymore and I had to fast-forward through the whole contest which went on for ten minutes or something.

And the rest of the episode didn't really get better from there. After the contest, the winners go on mini-dates which were probably meant to be romantic, but instead, turns into a series of conversations about who should be kicked off the show--a conversation which is interesting for all of five minutes. And then for the rest of the 40 minutes, it is down right dull. Again, I had to fast-forward through much of it. 

Suffice it to say, the Bachelor Pad did not live up to my expectations. I don't know what I thought this show was going to be about, but this sure wasn't it. I guess I thought Bachelor Pad would be a little more like The Real World with Bachelor contestants, but instead it turned into every other mindless reality show where people are in it for the money ($250,000 in this case) and "fame" and will do whatever disgusting, embarrassing thing it takes to win.

Even if that means vomiting on national television.

Video: Bachelor Pad, "Week 2"
Check out the episode in icky full from Hulu, while available. Part I: 

And Part II: 

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1 Comment
On: Monday, August 30, 2010
Eric - TV Geek Army "Revered Leader" said:
I had pretty low expectations going into bachelor pad, and find it to serve up pretty much what it promises for the most part. And the "going for the money" aspect on top of romantic machinations in a weird sort of way allows the show to be less contrived, if that makes sense?

Totally agree that the pie eating contest was gross though and was way off target for the series. Looks like you've dropped out but wondering what you'd think of the kissing contest in Week Three !
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